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C to VimDict - 46 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

Recursive Cowsay - 56 entries

Convert 'cowsay' statement to recursive output

ascii-art diamond - 34 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

Remove hard line breaks - 43 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

Greek Letters - 59 entries

Starting with a list of Greek letters, create a cross-reference table showing all of the Greek alpha-beta. You'll likely need to use digraphs (:help digraphs). Note that while most digraphs can be entered with either character first, lowercase sigma has two digraphs -- s* AND *s! Good luck!

Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 61 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

Add links to an existing HTML table - 59 entries

Add these links at that top to the respective table cell. First link, first cell, etc.

fib.c cleanup - 58 entries

cleanup the file

Return the cow - 71 entries

This cow is too verbose. Give it a lesson.

Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 41 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

SQL to YAML - 34 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

Coordinates placeholder - 56 entries

Place coordinates instead of target search.

Greek column realign - 42 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

Long prime list - filter version - 19 entries

I've used the maximum input/diff/output size allowed by vimgolf to get a list of integers up to 1460 separated by newlines, and your goal is to only keep the lines containing primes. There are 232 of them I hope some of you will golf vimscript itself to create some function to run as a primality check for each line, which is a good exercise if you haven't done much vimscript yet! You're invited to also try copy-pasting and doing other non-smart text manipulation. Even more interesting would be to see a solution that uses text manipulation to do the filtering! Whether you use vimscript, normal-mode primality checks, or text manipulation, as long as the end result is valid, your answer will be valid! Let's see which method does better here. Best of luck!

Tiny column alignment - 39 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

Binary and Increment - 41 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

Create bison tokens - 34 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

50 factorials mod 97 - 38 entries

List 1! to 50!, but give your answer mod 97.

Flatten repo - 22 entries

For each git repository (<project> tag) translate name attribute to flatten directory structure. Add path attribute if missing (because checkout hierarchy must be kept). #xml

Enharmonic Equivalents - 52 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

Under the cupola - 45 entries

Taking some liberty about the name and plot of the Stephen King's famous novel (and TV series) to make this challenge. Are you able to recreate graphically the key phrase of the story? (I think is gonna be hard!)

Untangle my tail, please! - 45 entries

You know, this words were playing to chase their tails and Oops! What happened? Now we have a complete mess, their tails are totally tangled, can you please help them to untangle their tails?

Convert regular pandoc footnotes to in-line notes - 51 entries

Pandoc extends markdown by allowing footnotes, which are usually represented with a footnote identifier followed later in the document by the footnote itself. But Pandoc also allows inline footnotes without identifiers. How many strokes does it take to convert regular footnotes to inline notes? (NB: I've had trouble figuring out whether text-width makes a difference to Vimgolf in comparing the input and output file. I finally tested this locally using the Vimgolf vimrc and did a "gq" on the entire buffer as the last step. Apologies if I'm making a newbie mistake. First time submitter.)

Sort by your own sum - 49 entries

Same numbers as last time, but you'll have to add them yourself.

un-C-escape string - 53 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

Converting group lines from format A to Format B - 20 entries

Convert from one format to another

maximun and minimun - 50 entries

Find the maximum and minimum of the rows.

Carriage return - 41 entries

I have some raw data from terminal output which uses carriege return for formatting. Carriage return sets the pointer to the first character on the line, and subsequent characters will overwrite what was there before. The challange is to simulate the terminal behaviour in vim. I'm kind of unsure if I should have skipped lines 9 and 15, since there might be some interesting solutions which are not that generic. Happy Golfing!

Maze path - 32 entries

Follow the given motions and mark your path with Xs. Attention: This maze is quite big (20x20), please set your terminal size to at least 82.

Presidential Sorting - 47 entries

Given a nice CSV formatted arrangement of the Presidents of the United States, we need to print out an alphabetical list in pretty columns. Prove that vim can conquer this basic Excel task!

Simple Maths - 35 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

Extended Customer 2 - 44 entries

Format the chars

Across-Down Flip - 42 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

Sort with uniq OpenEmbedded package names - 33 entries

For each line take 4th dirname of path. For example: "alsa-utils", "gawk-3.1.5", ... But! But if previous result is "files", take 3rd dirname instead. For example: "mktemp", "mklibs" ... If version is present in package name (dash is the separator character), take it. For example: "apt-0.9.9.4" prevails over "apt". And finally, use sort -u to get unique names!

Sort by sum of numbers in a line(?) - 45 entries

The lines with the biggest sums need to be at the top. The sums are on the right, which makes life hard. Maybe you can find a feature that will do all the work for you...

XML to JSON - 44 entries

Convert this xml file into json.

citizen_hacks_2019_part2 - 8 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

Custom McCarthy sequence - 31 entries

Generate the first one hundred and twenty numbers (starting with n=1). See here for some inspiration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthy_91_function

TAR archive pretty print - 17 entries

Will you use isk ?

range(10) digit rotation - 32 entries

This is a data generator challenge or some kind of gift..

Kolakoski sequence -- level 2 - 10 entries

This time, the line above describes the line below. Level 1 at: http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/5c880211ab65cb00065c74eb

Fibonacci Triangles - 41 entries

Triangles

LaTeX to XML Math Delimiters - 40 entries

Vim is amazing when used to edit MediaWiki text, but typing "<math> . . . </math>" can be tiresome and frustrating if formulas are used often. LaTeX delimiters are so concise and even come in two flavors: "\( . . . \)" for inline math and "\[ . . . \]" for centered formulas. The goal is to perform the following conversions: "\( . . . \)" becomes "<math>. . .</math>" "\[ . . . \]" becomes "<center><math>. . .</math></center>"

No naked if allowed! - 26 entries

House style forbids naked condition statements, comments should start with a space character and be on their own line. Good luck!

RUST HTML to maud. - 1 entries

RUST HTML to maud. maud is one of the template engines for server-side rendering based on rust. rusty practice on vimgolf

Acute accents - 31 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

Hail to Alekseï Pajitnov - 30 entries

Wanna play tetris? Don't panic, it's quite long but there's no piece rotation. Little advice: source the file, Luke!

Refactor to Helpers - 45 entries

This Rails partial is almost all template escapes. Put it into a helper, and refactor each case to methods so we can build out the controls for each. (I've converted to tabs - fighting with Vimgolf's default config shouldn't be part of the challenge.)

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